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#1 (permalink) Old 01-18-2005, 11:03 PM
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Yeah i've got a 1994 318i and before i bought it the person who owned it much have hit something on the drivers side but the front quarter pannel is kinda dented and the plastic mounting for the headlight is cracked making the light lean downwards and shake while driving.. Just curious if there is a poxie or something i can put on the plastic to make it hold or do i need to replace the full mounting.
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is the mounting broken? have you given it a look, you can also try to tighten it if its possible.

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looks like your hood and fender are a little bent...might wanna go to a body shop and have them pull that out for you.

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Yeah, I'd get the hood straightened out first. For the headlight assembly on your car, there's 4 bolts to hold it in, and if one's not securely tightened down, it will not hold correctly. (Talking about hte right headlight assembly) There's two bolts up top, one on the right side behind the side marker, and one on the bottom left of it in the back. You might have to take off that plastic cover for the ram air intake for the alternator to be able to get a tool straight down to get the bolt. They each serve a purpose, for example the right bolt behind the corner acts as a tilt forward and backward, holding the light flush with the bottom. The hard-to-reach one in the back holds the light horizontally secure, flush to the left.

I'd first test which way the light moves and then throughly inspect the bolt holding it for that movement. If all 4 of those are secure, the light should not move at all.

Just something else to look into.
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